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3 militants killed in Handwara
Woman dies in cross-fire, leading to protests
SRINAGAR, Dec 11: Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces at a village in Handwara. A woman was also killed in the incident. Locals alleged that she was killed in security forces firing but police said she died in exchange of fire. Clashes occurred between security forces and militants. Police said a joint a team of Rashtriya Rifles, CRPF and SOG cordoned off Unsoo village of Handwara after receiving inputs about the ...
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Gunmen attack J&K Bank cash van in Shopian, kill 2 security guards
ANANTNAG, Dec 11: Two security guards of Jammu and Kashmir bank were killed and one injured after some unidentified gunmen attacked the cash van of the bank in Keller area of southern Shopian district on Monday. The incident took place at around 2.00 PM near Kralchak village of the district. Police officials and local sources said that the gunmen attacked the cash van of the bank bearing registration no. JK01M-3941 when it was returning to Pul...
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Heavy rains lash Jammu region, end dry spell
3 killed, 3 injured in Reasi, Ramban
Traffic disrupted on NH, Mughal road
BANIHAL/JAMMU, Dec 11: Three persons were killed while three others sustained injuries in different incidents in Reasi and Ramban districts as heavy rains lashed entire Jammu region and higher reaches received fresh snowfall breaking over month long dry cold spell. Heavy snowfall between Banihal-Qazigund and shooting stones at Panthial forced the suspension of vehicular traffic movement on 300 kilometres long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. Ba...
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Fresh snowfall in upper reaches, rains in plains
Srinagar-Jammu national highway closed
SRINAGAR, Dec 11: Fresh snowfall occurred in several upper reaches and plains of Kashmir today while rains lashed most of the plain areas. The precipitation has broken the persistent dry spell in Kashmir. The 300 km long Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed for vehicular traffic movement this evening. The officials at state meteorological department revealed that snowfall occurred inGulmarg, Pahalgam, Kupwara, Sonmarg, Zojila, Minamarg, Mughal R...
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Detention of foreign journalist: SHRC asks police to clarify position
SRINAGAR, Dec 11: The state human rights commission (SHRC) has asked police to clarify its position regarding detention of a foreign journalist. The commission has issued notices to top police brass in this connection. A forrmer awarding winning TV Channel TF 1 French journalist, Paul Comiti was arrested from Pratap Park Srinagar on Saturday while he was preparing a documentary on the pellet victims. Police have registered FIR vide number 87/...
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Farooq, Omar condemn killing of bank guards
SRINAGAR, Dec 11: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah and working president Omar Abdullah today strongly condemned the killing of two bank guards of Jammu and Kashmir Bank in an ambush by militants in Shopian. Expressing solidarity with the families of the deceased, they termed this as an act of barbarism and cowardice and demanded the culprits be brought to justice. They also expressed profound grief and sorrow over the killing...
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CM lauds Sheikh’s administrative skills
DODA, Dec 11: The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday praised the administrative skills of National Conference founder and former Chief Minister Sheikh Abdullah. “After interacting with the people of Doda, one can imagine why late Sheikh Saheb had started his public outreach from the erstwhile Doda district,” tweeted Mehbooba. “It’s the most underdeveloped region with the least connectivity. We will work tirelessly to develop Doda & make ...
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CM, JKB chairman condemn killing of bank guards
JAMMU, Dec 11: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has condemned the killing of two security guards accompanying a cash van at Kellar in Shopian district today. In a statement, the Chief Minister described the incident as highly unfortunate in which the officials guarding the public money were killed. Mehbooba also grieved over the death of a woman during a search operation in Handwara today. She said she had been all along warning of the ill effect...
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Farooq decries exploiting religion for political, electoral gains
JAMMU, Dec 11: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday decried exploitation of religious sentiments for political and electoral gains, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take a lead in ending this malady in the larger interest of retaining secular fabric of India. “The country of Mahatma Gandhi cannot afford to get fragmented into bits and pieces on the basis of religion to satiate the political agendas of a few polit...
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CM’s public outreach at Doda
Around 100 delegations meet CM, get audience till 1.40 AM
Interactions last over 15 hrs
DODA, Dec 11: In what could be described as one of the longest public interactions, over the decades, spanning over 15 hours, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Monday disposed the complaints and demands of around 100 deputations till 1.30 AM during her grievances redressal camp here in Doda. The camp, which started at 10.30 AM on Sunday, continued till late in the night and the last deputation, which met the Chief Minister past mid night at aro...
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Rahul elected Cong president
NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Agencies): Rahul Gandhi, who is putting up a spirited campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, was on Monday elected the President of the Congress, taking over from his mother who had helmed the country's oldest party for 19 long years. The 47-year-old Rahul will formally take over the reins of the grand old party on December 16, two days before the counting of votes for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections...
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Pak conspiracy allegation
‘Pained' Manmohan asks Modi to apologise
NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Agencies): In a sharp counter-offensive on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his 'conspiracy with Pakistan' remark, former premier Manmohan Singh on Monday said he was setting a "dangerous precedent" with his "ill-thought transgression" and asked him to apologise to the nation. In a strongly-worded statement, Singh rejected as "innuendos and falsehoods" Modi's comments, saying he did not discuss the Gujarat Assembly elections...
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Can’t direct J&K to constitute Minority Commission: SC
NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Agencies): The Supreme Court Monday categorically said it cannot direct the state legislature of Jammu and Kashmir to legislate for formation of minority commission for the state and asked the Centre to “deliberate” on it. “How can we ask or direct the state legislature to legislate in a particular manner. The Centre says they will deliberate on it and get back to this court,” Chief Justice Dipak Misra heading a three judge...
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NIA custody of alleged LeT ultra arrested from Handwara extended
NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Agencies): A Delhi court has allowed further custody of an alleged Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, arrested recently along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, to the National Investigation Agency till December 18. The accused, identified as Mohammed Amir Awan, was arrested by the army on November 24 from Handwara area of North Kashmir during an intensive search launched after an encounter in the area on November 21 tha...
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Drabu launches J&K’s maiden IT-enabled Constituency Management System
JAMMU, Dec 10: In a maiden initiative IT-enabled governance tool, Constituency Management System (CMS), was unveiled by the Minister for Finance Dr Haseeb Drabu here today. CMS has been developed by Dr K Gressan, Associate Professor, Department of Local Governance, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute Youth Development with support from Ministry of Youth Affairs, Government of India. While giving a detailed presentation about CMS, Dr Gressan said ...
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Mehbooba, Omar seek strict action
SRINAGAR, Dec 10: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today said she was appalled at what happened with Kashmiri girl and Dangal star Zaira Wasim. She also sought “strict action” against the accused. “Any harassment/crime against women shld be dealt with swiftly & effectively. As a mother of 2 daughters I am appalled at what happened with @zairawasimz. Hope the relevant authorities take strict action @airvistara @Ashok_Gajapathi @jayantsinha,” twee...
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Health-care in shambles
The death of an infant due to alleged negligence of a prestigious private medical facility in Delhi last week once again exposes the poor and unregulated availability of health facilities in the country. That a recognized hospital like Max, a world renowned medical institution in the capital city of the country, should show such complacency in wrongly declaring an infant dead and thus depriving the newly born baby of timely medical care, shows t...
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Rampage around Film Padmavati
By Ram Puniyani
Nearly a year ago multiple rowdy protests took place when the film Padmavati was being shot in Rajasthan. Sanjay Leela Bhansali had to interrupt the shooting for some time. Currently again, more intense opposition has been witnessed as the film was due to be released. On the basis of its trailer, the Karni Sena threatened that film should not be released. Crores of rupees were on offer from BJP leaders for cutting the nose of Deepika Padukone, t...
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Trade policy needs to focus on sound physical infrastructure
By G. Srinivasan
The World Trade Organization's (WTO) recent assessment of the second half of 2017 to be buoyant for the global trade in merchandise goods has not come a day too soon as India's exports in October shrank by 1.12 per cent in dollar terms and by four per cent in rupee terms, the weakest show since the 8.6 per cent decline in July 2016. Without hesitation, the exporting community put the blame on the inordinate delay in the settlement of refunds on ...
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Politics of personal attacks
Dear Editor, It is shocking that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was called a "neech aadmi “by Mani Shankar Aiyar. The Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi asked Mr. Aiyar to apologies to the Prime Minister. My Aiyar apologized too. Rightly he is suspended from Congress. But question is how low our politicians have gone down. In March 2017 also political scene was the worse –dirtiest thing as personal attack were made in public by politician. The...
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Do aliens exist? NASA likely to make big revelation soon
NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Agencies): As the search for alien life becomes more intense and reaches newer dimensions with more mysterious, unexplained evidence surfacing, NASA has decided to make a big announcement over the findings of extraterrestrial life. The American space agency has scheduled a press conference for Thursday, December 14, which will be addressed by scientists who were involved in the study of thousands of planets discovered by the ...
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Nepal Left alliance wins 72 seats, heading towards majority
Kathmandu, Dec 11 (Agencies): Nepal's Left alliance was on Sunday heading towards comfortable majority in the parliamentary elections, winning 72 of the 89 seats so far in the historic polls that many hope will bring the political stability to the country. The CPN-UML led by former premier K P Oli and the CPN- Maoist led by former premier Prachanda have forged electoral alliance for both the provincial and parliamentary elections. According to...
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CRPF Jammu Sector organises Football tourney: Spl DG
JAMMU, Dec 12: CRPF Jammu Sector is organizing Football tournaments from today across districts Jammu, Reasi, Udhampur, Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar for the youth of the region. Speaking to media SN Shrivastav, Special DG J&K Zone CRPF at CRPF Group Centre, Bantalab, Jammu said that these tournaments are being organized under Civic Action Program of the Force. He said that the tournaments would provide an opportunity to the youth of the region...
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Rahul is sixth Cong president from the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty
NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Agencies): Rahul Gandhi, who was elevated to the post of Congress President on Monday, was the sixth from the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Rahul has been elected unopposed to the post and has taken over the party reins from his mother Sonia Gandhi, who was at the helm for 19 years. Of the 15 people who led the 132-year-old party post-independence, six people belonged to the Gandhi-Nehru dynasty. When Rahul takes over as the presid...
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